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Catholic Encyclopedias

New Advent Encyclopedia, online
The New Advent Encyclopedia is the first result for a Catholic encyclopedia on all search engines.  It was published in 1917 and, while it can have very good information, it is missing a century of events and their interpretation.  In general, we recommend treating its articles as historical documents.  The encyclopedia gives the reader a sense of how early 20th century theologians reflected on particular topics.

Ecumenical Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

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Please click on the Practicing Materials page to further your research into systematic theology beyond dictionary and encyclopedia articles, and into books that present the sweep of the field.